|Re: Rejecting Prospective Member/Neighbors||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Cbwhy (Cbwhyaol.com)|
|Date: Mon, 17 Jun 1996 10:47:43 -0500|
Glen Orcutt asks >>Does any other group have the ability in your bylaws to reject someone? On what objective basis can you reject someone? Could rejecting someone be construed as discrimination? At Synergy we don't discourage people even if some of us don't like them. We feel that no one will like everyone. We do tend to weed people out at the initial interest phase though. For instance, at this point we are only sure we'll have houses for sale. If someone could only rent and they don't get involved and the don't connect with anyone - then we may not do as many follow up communications. I admit it isn't necessarily an exact science. Once someone wants to join (and we aren't selling houses yet) we believe we are governed by the Florida Fair Housing Act. Although I don't know the exact dictates ofthe act I know is someone can afford a mortgage they can buy a house. Not liking someone isn't a good enough reason to reject them. It is difficult to keep a community from becoming a clique. Buzz said: >>My initial reaction is if something like you describe happenned here, we would want to halt everything and figure this out In our group we have an agreement to deal with any conflicts within 3 days and we have a method to handle those conflicts. Since we've instituted those practices we've had to use it 2 times. Our final default on conflicts is an agreement to independent (outside the group) mediation. No conflict has gotten that far (unless you count Sherri from Eno Commons spending a few hours mediating a conflict). The entire event sounds very painful for the group, especially losing an already committed household. It also sounds like the group now needs to do a lot of work around the event. Would the family who dropped out bewilling to participate to close it up? That would probably be the best for all involved. Corey Yugler Synergy Cohousing
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